My Real Life

February 25, 2010


Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 8:17 pm

So, in the beginning of February, I entered my novel in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest.

In the initial stages, they only accept 5,000 entries.

Then, for the second round, they narrow the 5,000 down to 1,000.

Well, I made the cut!

I know this isn’t even CLOSE to winning the contest.

There are many more rounds to go through, but still, it feels good!

In the first round, they read our pitches.

In the second round, they are reading our excerpts, which are the first 5,000(?) words.  Can’t quite remember how many words the excerpt was.  Anyway, it’s the first X amount of words from our novels.

Then, they’ll narrow it down to 250 contestants for the third round.

If you make it to the third round, they will post your excerpt at and people can go on and read and review the excerpts, and they go from there.

So, I’m in round two.

Someone, somewhere is reading my excerpt and deciding if I make it to the third round.

The next date I am waiting for is March 23, 2010.  That’s when they post those who go on.

Fingers crossed!

(If you are interested in reading more about my novel, visit my writing blog:


  1. That is so absolutely fabulous! Good luck! I’ve written (but never published) 2.5 novels and several short stories. Good for you for putting it out there.

    Comment by somegraphx — February 25, 2010 @ 10:21 pm | Reply

  2. Congratulations! I can’t wait to read you on Amazon.

    Comment by julie ramseyer — February 26, 2010 @ 9:03 am | Reply

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